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2018 Frontier Football Preview: Frontier is always stacked with great linebackers

LB's will be a strength of the MSU-N defense

 

August 2, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Alec Wagner, left, returns to the MSU-N defense as not only the leader of a strong group of linebackers, but also as one of the top linebackers in the Frontier Conference. For a look at the top defensive backs and special team's players in the league, see Friday's Havre Daily News sports section.

When it comes to defense in football, sacks get all the headlines. And while linebackers can rack up plenty of sacks, it's the dirty work, the tackles that make a linebacker special.

And in 2018, the Frontier Conference will feature arguably some of the best linebackers in NAIA football, and no one is more linebacker rich right now than Southern Oregon.

Known for their incredible offenses the last decade, the Raiders have also quietly built great defenses into their program, and the linebacker tandem of Tyson Cooper (5-10, 205) and Devon Gage (6-2, 225) are as good as it gets. On their wa...



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